Timing is Everything: Strategies for Reducing Delays in Patient Care

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Joint Commission Resources, 2007 - Medical - 148 pages
Delays in treatment account for approximately 8% of all sentinel events reported to The Joint Commission since 1995. Although some of these cases were observed in the emergency department, others originated in intensive care units, medical-surgical units, freestanding and hospital-based ambulatory care services, and the operating room. Timing is Everything: Strategies for Reducing Delays in Patient Care focuses on the following elements associated with treatment delays, and provides useful and informative strategies to help organizations: Review root causes of treatment delays in various settings, Use timely strategies and techniques for patient assessment to help reduce delays in any care setting, Consider the use of information technology to develop and implement plans that can be associated with bedside care. Book jacket.

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